Philippines says China appears to be building airstrip on disputed reef

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The Philippines accused China on Wednesday of reclaiming land on a reef in disputed islands in the South China Sea, apparently to build an airstrip, only a day after Washington described Beijing’s actions in the region as “provocative”.If confirmed, the airstrip would be the first built by China on any of the eight reefs and islands it occupies in the Spratly Islands and would mark a significant escalation in tensions involving several nations in the area.China claims almost the entire South China Sea, an area rich in energy deposits and an important passageway traversed each year by $5 trillion worth of ship-borne goods.Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims on the area.

For full report read ……¬†http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/14/us-philippines-china-reef-idUSBREA4D00K20140514

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